Journal article

Transitions Out of Casual Employment: The Australian Experience

Hielke Buddelmeyer, Mark Wooden

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

This paper uses longitudinal data to examine the extent to which casual employees, who account for almost 25 percent of all Australian employees, are able to access non-casual jobs in the future, and to contrast their experiences with that of other labor market participants. A dynamic mixed multinomial logit model of labor market states is estimated which reveals high rates of mobility from casual employment into non-casual employment. Among men, casual employees are found to be far more likely to make the transition into non-casual employment than otherwise comparable unemployed job seekers. For women, however, this is not the case. Copyright © 2011 The Regents of the University of Californ..

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